In December 2019, the Presidents of the University of Virginia and William & Mary - James E. Ryan and Dr. Katherine Rowe - formed a partnership to advance each institution’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Some benefits of the partnership include accelerated climate action via the potential to replicate and amplify impacts beyond the two schools through shared resources and knowledge and specific project implementation.
A W&M+UVA Climate Action 2030 Committee consisting of staff, faculty, and students from each institution is charged with identifying common opportunities and challenges that benefit both public universities’ progress toward 2030 neutrality and connect area experts to explore and implement action. The Committee is focused on the operational aspects of the carbon neutrality goal with strong connections to engagement, curriculum, and research opportunities. Members have selected renewable energy, capital projects, and fleet management as initial areas for collaboration.
Questions? Want to get involved? We welcome questions, ideas, or interest in being involved in working groups. Please contact the sustainability office at your institution to learn more: UVA: firstname.lastname@example.org, W&M: email@example.com.